Bordeaux 2011: Tales of Tannins and Terroir (May 2012)

(60% merlot, 28% cabernet franc, 10% cabernet sauvignon and 2% petit verdot; 50% new oak): Ruby-red. Aromas of red cherry, coffee and forest floor. Enters sweet and ripe, then shows meatier flavors of dark berries and smoky plum. The moderately long finish shows very fine tannins.